It’s Friday which can mean only one thing for greyhound punters – Romford and Sunderland live on Racing Post Greyhound TV. The show gets underway at 7.15pm on Sky channel 212 with the first live race at 7.25.
The feature race on the Romford card is the Coral Supports The RGOA Bitches open race over the standard 400 meter trip. Evanta Fantasy is sure to prove popular from T3 and with one of her better breaks she will take all the beating but with Emma’s Memory (T1) and Mikes Machine (T2) on her inside she will need to be foot perfect at trap rise. Don’t rule out Borna Karma from T6, the Jim Reynolds trained course and distance specialist has returned to the track in decent form of late and would have a chance if she repeated the 3.69 sectional that she recorded back on the 10th April. Genesis Demster (T4) and Millwards Katy (T5) will both need to lead to win this race – but they are capable on a going day.
Over at Sunderland it’s the top grade A1 race at the end of the card that catches the eye. Eden Brea is a consistent sort in this grade and is sure to go well for trainer Yvonne Bell and if the son of Kinloch Brae manages to lead round he will be very hard to beat this evening, although picked up over course and distance last week Eden Brae was staying on again near the line and this looks a weaker race – lead round and it’s race on. The key will be clearing Tullig Hailstone (T2) into the first corner as that rival can show decent early place. Another to look out for is Ballymac Gerald from T6. The wide seed has a tendency to run off at the first and fourth bend but would be a danger to all if tuning handy.
The PGT Free Friday Tip – Eden Brea from T3 in the 10.35 at Sunderland.
Moving on to Saturday and it’s Crayford and Newcastle live on RPGTV
The Ladbrokes Sprint Trophy Final (8.34 Crayford) looks very competitive and this race will be decided by the break and run into the first corner. Will Lodge Boy ping from T4? Will Luminous Queen dive for the rails from T3?. It’s a tricky one to work out and it will be interesting to see how the bookmakers price up the race. The greyhound in the race with the best draw is the solo wide seed Headford Joe from T6, the one concern is he has the pacey Clongeel Bud (T5) to clear and the local grader is known as an early paced performer. Its a decent open race, and very competitive, but a tricky one to recommend a bet with so many imponderables. Good luck to all connections with a runner in the final.
Although not on RPGTV keep an eye on the results coming through from WImbledon. The home of the William Hill 2015 Greyhound Derby stages a number of trial stakes on Saturday night and with the likes of Southfield Jock, Aimnfire and Ballymac Brogan lining up it should be a cracker.
Sunday – Henlow live on Racing Post Greyhound TV
As ever on a Sunday evening we have a tricky Henlow card to try and work out, with 8 graded races and five opens all on the show greyhound punters have plenty to get stuck into. At this very early stage one that appeals purely based on his draw is Galley Legend in the 8.43 Henlow Mini Open race over the tricky 428 meter trip. As the solo wide seed Galley Legend should get a clear run into the first corner and if he manages to lead round he would be a huge runner. Ballymac Godsend (T3) has won her last two over course and distance and is likely to head the market in a competitive looking race. Salacres Pele (T4) is a decent sort and would be a danger to all if turning handy but looks poorly drawn out in trap 4, he will need a flyer to get across from there.
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